De-stress ideas

De-stress ideas

Hello guys, today I will just fast and furious (haha) pop in and remind you of an earlier post, that is: how to destress.

I’ve been pretty busy lately, and that’s why I haven’t posted in a while, but don’t worry, I’m working on new and exciting content for you and it will be up (hopefully) very soon.

So for today, breathe, relax and read (or re-read) Ideas for destressing

 

That’s all for today, I hope you have a happy life, one day at a time!

 

Xoxo

Luna

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Ways to save money  

Ways to save money  

 

Hello everyone!  Today we will look a little at how you can save money. A couple of months ago I was at a still stand, where I earned no money, and got no money, so these have been very handy!

I hope this will help some of you guys out there, who need some ideas to save money.

 

 

  1. Use the library. You can not only borrow books but also movies, games and music, so instead of buying new, try looking for what you need in the library.
  2. Borrow from your friends or family. This can apply to almost anything, as long as you take care of their stuff, you could end up saving a lot of money.
  3. When washing clothes. Try washing your clothes in colder water and air dry it afterwards.
  4. Buy in bulk. When shopping for food or supplies, buy big amounts of the stuff that has a very low price (this only applies to things that can stay good for long)
  5. DIY everything possible.
  6. Fix stuff by yourself instead of buying new.
  7. Turn down heat, air conditioner or warm water supplies.
  8. Cancel subscriptions to make sure you won’t be tempted to buy anything
  9. Shop with Ebates. Ebates gives you money back for online shopping you have to do anyways.
    (I haven’t tried this, but heard a lot of good things from bloggers that I follow)
  10. Use the Ibotta app. Ibotta offers cash back on a lot of items, you simply just scan the items and the receipt after shopping, and you will get cash back.
    (Same with Ebates, haven’t used this since it doesn’t work in Denmark)
  11. Cook yourself instead of buying take away-this also goes for packing lunch instead of buying.
  12. Renegotiate your bills whenever possible.
  13. Use coupons whenever possible.
  14. Stick to drinking water
  15. Pretend you make less money than you do
  16. Use cheap transportation like biking and walking or try to carpool
  17. Never go grocery shopping when hungry, and restrain from shopping when in a bad mood (I always, and I mean ALWAYS buy stupid s**t when I shop when hungry)
  18. Cancel gym memberships and make a at-home-gym (often we just pay for it and does not use it)
  19. Don’t save any credit card information on your phone to avoid any impulse spendings
  20. Try growing your own food
  21. Make a list when you have to grocery shop, then stick to it
  22. Put on extra clothes before turning up the heat
  23. Always pay off dept, or it will end up being an enormous amount of money that you owe
  24. Shop at thrift stores
  25. Meet friends at home of for a coffee, not for dinner. This way you won’t be tempted to eat out.

    now a few ways to make a little extra money

  26. Sell stuff you don’t need
  27. Use Achievemint- this doesn’t make a lot of money but a little goes a long way, you earn points by walking, biking, running and more. When you have gotten 10.000 points you then earn 10 dollars.
  28. Use Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a search engine that rewards you for doing simple things like switching your search engine or watching videos.
    (Like Ebates and Ibotta, I heard a lot of good things about Swagbucks from bloggers I follow (like makingsenceofcents ) without being able to use them because they do not Work in Denmark yet)
  29. Use InboxDollars. This one is a lot like Swagbucks, where you get paid for doing small chores like watching videos and answering surveys
    (You guessed it *look at #28)
  30. Use TaskRabbit. TaskRabbit is a website where you can do different chores for other people, it’s easy and you can work at your own pace.
    (#28)
  31. Invest your money. The stock market can be a complicated thing, but investing your money is one of the easiest ways to earn money, as long as you do not do it blindly. I suggest reading a little about investing before actually doing it, but once you get the hang of it, you can learn a lot by investing your money.

    Money Challenge ideas

  32. For every time you have shopped, put your change in a 2-litre bottle. After filling it you should have at least 400 dollars.
  33. The daily saving challenge. Each day is equal to an amount of money. The first day is 1, second is 2 and so on, after one month you should have 456 dollars saved.
  34. Try the no spending challenge. This means you can only use money on the absolutely most necessary

 

Lastly, here is a budgeting template that I use. I didn’t make it myself, but I still use it almost always. It found it at lightroompresets

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If you’re not into templates try downloading an app like GoodBudget to keep track on your budget.

 

Thats all for this time, I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time 😊

 

Xoxo

Luna ❤

 10 tips for a better sleep

 10 tips for a better sleep

 

One of my first posts ever on this blog (from first of may 2016 :O ) was 9 tips to help you sleep better.
Today I will take that post into account and morph it into something better, that will be 10 tips for a better sleep

 

So if you ever have trouble sleeping or falling asleep- read on 🙂

 

  1. Open the window.
    5 minutes with the window open before bed makes sure your room is fresh to sleep in. (Right now it is so warm outside that is is always open)
  2. Take a warm shower before bed.
    The warm water will help your whole body relax.
  3. Do not drink caffeine at least 3 hours before going to bed.
    Caffeine is a great way to stay awake and get a boost of energy. The effect of caffeine can be in your body for many hours after you drink it, so try to drink your last cup of coffee (or whatever you drink with caffeine in) at least 3 hours before sleeping.
  4. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
    Your body will remember your sleeping routine and prepare itself for sleeping at night.
    I’m not doing this 100% but I try to go to sleep around the same time and wake up around the same time (or up to 2 hours difference of what I normally do)
    Of course staying up late or sleeping in won’t ruin all your hard work if you only do it once in a while.
  5. Turn the lights off.
    Sleeping in a dark room is a natural way to tell your body that it is time to sleep.
  6. Drink something warm.
    This will make your body relax.
    I recommend a cup of warm milk with a teaspoon honey, but a cup of cocoa or tea can be just as good (my favorite tea for sleeping is chamomile)
  7. Turn the electronics off at least an hour before bed.
    Most of us already know that the light emitting from our TV or phone was disturb our brains and make it hard to fall asleep. If you just HAVE to be on your phone at night (I often am then at least turning the light on your phone into night mode which makes the blue light turn more reddish and not so hard on your eyes and brain.
    Otherwise, reading a book, or taking a shower is a great alternative to looking at electronics at night.
  8. Do not look at the clock all the time.
    When you keep looking at the clock, you stress your body by telling it: why don’t you sleep yet?
  9. Try drinking a small glass of water before going to bed.
    This will keep your body hydrated while sleeping.
  10. Listen to calming music.
    If you listen to music it can sometimes help your body relax.

 

I hope this will help some of you and don’t hesitate to comment if I missed something 🙂

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time! ❤

 

Xoxo

Luna

Foods to improve your mood  

Foods to improve your mood  

 

We all know those days where your mood is just… not helpful. Feeling cranky, mad or sad often leads to overeating, or stress eating- especially for me. I tend to reach for the easiest, most sugar filled, or fa(s)t food I can get.
(like the cake in the picture- which I made myself by the way)
Today we will look a little at what foods you can eat/or drink, to improve your mood in a healthier way!

 

  • Green tea:
    Green tea has a calming effect on the brain and improves mental focus.
  • Dark chocolate:
    Dark chocolate can reduce the level of your stress hormones.
  • Raw peppers:
    Both red & green pepper, chili and bell peppers are high in vitamin C which reduces stress hormones
  • Water:
    One of the first signs of your body being dehydrates is, that your mood and energy levels decreases, that’s why it’s important to keep hydrated at all times
  • Sunflower seeds:
    Sunflower seeds are rich in both vitamin E, selenium and magnesium, which all contribute to mood improvement
  • Oatmeal:
    Oats increase the production of serotonin which is calming
  • Blueberries:
    These have a very high level of antioxidants and contains vitamin C which helps with repairing cells when we are stressed
  • Spinach:
    Is told to boost and improve your concentration
  • Salmon:
    Salmon has been told, to help decrease the feeling of anxiety

 

That is some of the great things to eat or drink when you are feeling down. I hope this was helpful to some of you!

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time

Xoxo

Luna ❤